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Augusta Bushfire Preparedness Day

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Let’s be PREPARED together
Join our Emergency Services for a day of Bushfire preparation! Learn how we can better manage ourselves, where to find relevant information, what services are available to be prepared for bushfire season in and around Augusta

10:30am to 12pm  - Bushfire Ready Workshop with Gordan Temby

To survive a bushfire you  must be prepared to make your own  decisions. Delivered by volunteer Bushfire Ready Facilitators, this session will cover the key information you  need to make a bushfire plan and help you  decide whether to be safe and leave early or be prepared to stay and defend your property. It will guide you  through the steps to create your bushfire plan to help you  prepare yourself, your household and your property for the fire season. The content mirrors that in the My Bushfire Plan app and website

12:30pm to 1:15pm - How to Manage Fire in National Parks with DBCA

Dept of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions will have a presentation or static display on how  fire in National Parks and State forest is managed. This presentation will outline the different bushfire risks in and around Augusta, prescribed burns that have occurred in our local areas, and discussion on integration of cultural fire management and adaptive management.

Important information that Park  and Wildlife Services will outline includes the different challenges associated with fire management in the local area, fire behaviour, fuel ages. Seasonality, Biodiversity requirements and other considerations that Parks and Wildlife take into consideration before lighting a prescribed burn and aerial suppression resources, capabilities and limitations during bushfires.

1:30pm to 2pm - Fire Break Compliance with the Augusta-Margaret River Shire Rangers

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River provides an annual Firebreak Notice to property owners in the region. The Notice determines what steps a property owner must take to facilitate easy access for a fire appliance on their land in an emergency. In this discussion AMR Shire Ranges will discuss Fire Break compliance and will assist in understanding the difference between Restricted burning, Prohibited burning and Permit to Burn.

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